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Computer Classes

This is a list of upcoming computer classes at Lexington Public Library locations.  Unless noted, all classes are free, one-time sessions.  Advance registration is required and can be completed by clicking on the class's "Register Now" link.

Please note any prerequisites and review General Class Information before registering for a class.  You can view a diagram of the sequence of classes here.  Handouts and files used in classes can be accessed here.

 

Don't have time to come in for a class?

We also offer a wide range of online computer training opportunities for free through Lynda.com.

 

Advanced Facebook

Facebook isn't just for fun and games! Learn to use Facebook's advanced features to organize groups, make pages, coordinate events, and market your organization or cause to other Facebook users. Prerequisites: Introduction to Facebook or previous social media experience.
Registration begins on September 8th
Central Library - Computer Center

Advanced Features of Excel

Get your hands on pivot tables, table formatting, and advanced formulas. Prerequisite: Intermediate Features of Excel or considerable previous experience with Excel.
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on September 7th
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

Advanced Features of MS Word

One hundred and one ways to customize Word for your convenience! Also, tables. And Mail Merge. Prerequisite: Intermediate Features of MS Word or considerable previous experience with word.
Registration begins on August 25th
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room

College Application Help

Get help with your college application, wherever you are in the process. Gain tips on essays, recommendation letters, scholarships, and where to find more resources.
Registration begins on September 9th
Central Library - Computer Center

Colorize a Black and White Photo

Learn to colorize a black and white photo with Photoshop actions and painting. All photos will be provided.

Prerequisite: Photoshop Basics

Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Computer Security

Uncover the dangers you can encounter online, software that can help protect your computer, and steps you can take to keep both you and your computer safer online. Prerequisite: Internet Basics or previous internet experience.
Eastside Branch - Medium Conference Room

Email Basics

Discover how to sign up for an email account with Mail.com, send messages, work with attachments, and manage your inbox. Class email accounts will be provided. Prerequisite: Internet Basics or previous Internet experience.
Registration begins on August 18th
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on September 13th
Central Library - Computer Center

Final Cut Pro X Basics

Learn how to use the professional film and television industry standard software to create your own video project. This class will cover basic video and audio editing, as well as adding audio and video effects.

Prerequisite: iMovie.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Final Cut Pro X Beyond Basics

Learn the more advanced editing functions of Final Cut Pro X including: color correction, green screen effects, and much more. All "problem" video clips will be provided for you.

Prerequisite: Final Cut Pro X Basics.

Northside Branch - Digital Studio

GarageBand Basics

Learn the basics of GarageBand, the audio recording and editing software from Apple. Basic experience with Mac computers is recommended before taking this class.
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

How to Speak Basic Computer: A Regular Person's Introduction to Coding

Ever thought about learning a computer language, but had no clue where to start? Students will get a general overview of computer languages, along with some gentle exploration of using basic Python3 code. Prerequisite: Internet Basics or prior experience navigating the web.
Registration begins on September 2nd
Central Library - Computer Center

iMovie Basics

Create your own video project using photos, video clips, and music. This is a great class for beginners.
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Intermediate Features of Excel

Learn about linked cells, filtering and intermediate formulas. Prerequisite: Introduction to Excel or previous experience with Excel.
Central Library - Computer Center
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on September 6th
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

Intermediate Features of MS Word

Copy! Paste! Make a bulleted list! Discover some of Word's trickier features like headers, footnotes, and labels. Prerequisite: Introduction to MS Word or previous experience with Word.
Registration begins on August 23rd
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room

Intermediate Web Development with CSS

Learn to make static webpages pop with CSS! This course will build on prior experience with HTML, teaching how to use Cascading Style Sheets to turn simple HTML documents into the stylized, dynamic pages seen today on most modern websites. This course will cover methods for adding CSS to HTML files, text styling, page styling, positioning, divs, spans, and much much more. Prerequisites: Introduction to Web Development or prior experience with HTML5
Registration begins on September 1st
Central Library - Computer Center

Internet Basics

Firefox. Internet Explorer. Google Chrome. Learn your way around a browser and the tools that can make working with webpages a breeze. Prerequisite: Students should be able to use the mouse and keyboard.
Central Library - Computer Center

Introduction to Access

Create and manipulate a basic database with Microsoft Access. Covers basic building technique and simple queries. Prerequisites: Advanced Features of Excel or equivalent experience.
Registration begins on August 18th
Eastside Branch - Medium Conference Room

Introduction to Blogging

Get an overview of some of the more popular blogging sites, learn how to navigate around a blog and discover the basics of posting and commenting. Prerequisite: Email Basics or previous internet experience. You must have a working email address to create an account.
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on September 15th
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room

Introduction to Digital Photography

Learn the basics of DSLR cameras and shooting pictures in RAW.
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Introduction to Excel

Discover the controls and formulas needed to create a basic spreadsheet and chart. Prerequisite: Introduction to MS Word or previous experience using spreadsheet software.
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on September 5th
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on September 14th
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room

Introduction to Facebook

Get up to speed on how to create, use, and maintain a Facebook page of your own, including understanding the complex Facebook privacy policies and settings. Learn the ins and outs of one of the most widely used social networking programs. Prerequisite: Email basics. Must have a Valid Email Address.
Registration begins on August 26th
Central Library - Computer Center

Introduction to Mac

We will cover the basics of using Apple software and hardware. Some experience with computers is necessary. This class will be using Mac OS X Sierra.
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Introduction to Mac 2

We will continue to cover the basics of using Apple's Mac OS X Sierra. We'll start to learn more advanced features of Apple's OS such as creating folders, using external drives, and formatting hard drives. 

Prerequisite: Introduction to Mac
Northside Branch - Digital Studio

Introduction to MS Word

Tour Microsoft Word and learn where all the best buttons live! Create and format a document. Ask questions to your heart's content. Prerequisite: PC Basics or previous computer experience. Students should be comfortable with the mouse and keyboard.
Registration begins on August 22nd
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room
Registration begins on September 13th
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room

Introduction to Photoshop

Fix "Red-eye" and remove blemishes from portraits. Learn how to move parts of one photo to another and add text. Prerequisite: Introduction to MS Word or previous experience with photo manipulation software.
Registration begins on September 2nd
Central Library - Computer Center

Introduction to PowerPoint

Learn to build and animate colorful presentations to entertain your friends and delight your boss. Prerequisite: Intermediate Features of MS Word or previous experience using presentation software.
Eastside Branch - Medium Conference Room
Registration begins on September 13th
Central Library - Computer Center

Introduction to Publisher

Learn to create business cards, greeting cards, fliers and more in Microsoft's graphics oriented home publishing program. Prerequisite: Intermediate Features of MS Word or previous experience using publishing software.
Registration begins on August 24th
Beaumont Branch - Large Meeting Room

Introduction to Web Design

Discover how to plan, create and host a website. The class exercise uses Weebly.com's free hosting service to get students started. Prerequisite: Email Basics or previous internet experience. You must have a working email address to create an account.
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

Introduction to Web Development using HTML

Learn to build a simple webpage using HTML. Covers basic HTML concepts, combining document types, HTML element tags, and some beginner styling techniques to create a website that will run in a browser. Prerequisite: Internet Basics or prior experience navigating the web.
Registration begins on August 25th
Central Library - Computer Center

Job Interviews 101

Tips on how to prepare for an interview and what you should bring. Learn more about the most common types of interview questions. Practice questions and learn what makes a good answer.
Registration begins on August 30th
Central Library - Computer Center

Lynda.com: Online Classes Through your Library

Tired of searching the web for tutorials or paying for training seminars? Explore Lynda's online classes and training for free through your local library. Prerequisite: Internet Basics or prior experience navigating the web.
Registration begins on August 23rd
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on September 12th
Village Branch - Large Meeting Room

Mouse and Keyboard Basics

To click or double click - that is the question. Get the hang of mouse use with a hands-on tutorial and improve your typing skills too! No computer experience necessary.
Registration begins on September 6th
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on September 15th
Central Library - Computer Center

Online Storage: Access your files from anywhere

Explore the cloud and find out what online storage can do for you. Microsoft Onedrive is the primary site we'll explore, but the class also provides some basic information of several other prominent storage sites. Prerequisite: Internet Basics or previous Internet experience. Must have a working cell phone number to create an account.
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room
Registration begins on September 6th
Central Library - Computer Center

PC Basics

Save your work and find it again. Create folders, learn how to move saved documents and pictures from one place to another, and discover the tools to keep your computer organized. Prerequisite: Students should be able to use the mouse and keyboard.
Central Library - Computer Center
Registration begins on August 30th
Central Library - Computer Center

Resumes 101

One page or two? Graphics? Bullet points? Learn the does and don'ts of resume creation and how to make yourself more attractive to employers. 
Registration begins on August 23rd
Central Library - Computer Center

Selling your Crafts on Etsy.com

Learn how to sign up, build, and run your very own Etsy Shop. We'll talk about how to format and upload images, write interesting and engaging product descriptions, keep yourself organized for tax time, and tackle the dreaded question: How much should I charge? Prerequisite: Email Basics or equivalent experience and a valid email address.
Registration begins on September 8th
Tates Creek Branch - Large Conference Room

Windows 10 Basics

Explore the newest version of Windows, Windows 10. Customize your Start menu. Add shortcut icons and personalize your desktop. Make the task bar work for you! Prerequisite: PC Basics or previous knowledge of earlier versions of Windows.
Central Library - Computer Center

Windows Advanced

Want all your settings at your fingertips? Want a better way to see all the programs available on your computer? Learn about helpful shortcuts and ways you can customize Windows to better suit you. Prerequisite: Windows Basics or previous experience using Windows settings and features.
Eastside Branch - Medium Conference Room

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